EU flag, European Union, EU, shareholder rights directive

12 June, 2019

Revised EU Shareholder Rights Directive puts engagement in the spotlight

This is a big week for governance, asset managers and pension fund trustees, with the EU’s revised
Louis Vuitton sign, LVMH

30 May, 2019

Asset manager urges separation of chair and CEO roles

A major investment manager has called for companies to separate the roles of CEO and chair, and improve remuneration disclosure, after surveying the top companies across Europe.
Sir Angus Deaton

15 May, 2019

Governance and executive pay at heart of IFS Deaton inequalities review

The launch of a review exploring social inequalities in the UK has raised the issue of "weak governance" and executive pay deals that may be contributing to "deepening social and economic divides". ...
Extinction Rebellion, climate change

14 May, 2019

European companies embrace climate governance

The Extinction Rebellion protests in London have thrown a spotlight on climate change. The demonstration at the London Stock Exchange, in which campaigners glued themselves to the building, served as ...
city, eye, data, breach, cybersecurity, big brother

3 May, 2019

The outlook for governance in 2019

This could be a significant year in the development of governance. Among the big topics in 2019, boards need to get to grips with cybersecurity, manage the changing nature of engagement and come to te...
Theresa May, prime minister

1 May, 2019

Theresa May’s worker representation proposal fails to gain support

Theresa May came to power in 2016 declaring a host of radical...
activism, activist, investors

15 April, 2019

The changing face of activism

European companies are increasingly a target of activist investors, but the aggression seen in the past may be softened for a friendlier approach to win results. That’s the news we hear this week...
Carlos Ghosn

29 March, 2019

Nissan’s governance report is a warning for all boards

Just 20 minutes. That’s the time Carlos Ghosn allegedly allowed for each board meeting when he was heading Nissan. Whatever the facts surrounding Ghosn’s guilt or innocence of the charges he no...
chair, boardroom

27 March, 2019

Performance and accountability: the changing role of the chair

Once a stately figurehead, the chair now faces the glare of publicity, and has become the potential focus of public anger at corporate governance failures. Since the financial crisis the chair has ...
Beto O'Rourke

20 March, 2019

US corporates open up on political donations

If there’s one thing certain to cause consternation in US political discourse, it is the source of political funding. A case in point: In the same week